Genetically modified healthier foods: Will consumers accept Cargill’s low-fat GMO canola oil? | Genetic Literacy Project

Rich Fletcher spent 11 years tinkering with the genetics of the canola plant in pursuit of a single goal: Lowering the fat content of the oil it produces,

Source: Genetically modified healthier foods: Will consumers accept Cargill’s low-fat GMO canola oil? | Genetic Literacy Project

Popular Cavendish banana heading towards extinction, with GMO and gene edited varieties only viable saviors | Genetic Literacy Project

We are in the age of the Cavendish, a banana cultivar that accounts for 99 percent of imports to the Western world. But the Cavendish is in trouble. … At

Source: Popular Cavendish banana heading towards extinction, with GMO and gene edited varieties only viable saviors | Genetic Literacy Project

Video: How plants use natural chemicals and other defenses to protect against pests | Genetic Literacy Project

For the most part, plants appear to be harmless and passive organisms at the lowest rung of the food chain. However, many plants have developed sophisticat

Source: Video: How plants use natural chemicals and other defenses to protect against pests | Genetic Literacy Project

Video: How are CRISPR crops regulated differently than GMOs? | Genetic Literacy Project

Critics say the Obama Administration balked on an opportunity to update Reagan-era guidelines on how agencies like the Department of Agriculture regulate f

Source: Video: How are CRISPR crops regulated differently than GMOs? | Genetic Literacy Project

Viewpoint: Biggest ‘bee apocalypse’ myth? There isn’t one | Genetic Literacy Project

espite panicked claims of an apocalypse, managed honeybee colonies in the United States have actually been rising since 2008. In fact, as of April 2017, U.

Source: Viewpoint: Biggest ‘bee apocalypse’ myth? There isn’t one | Genetic Literacy Project

Why one scientist refuses to buy organic foods | Genetic Literacy Project

Many consumers opt for organic food thinking it is healthier and is grown more sustainably. One plant scientist challenges the conventional wisdom…and raises additional questions about foodie activists.

Source: Why one scientist refuses to buy organic foods | Genetic Literacy Project

20-year GMO report card: Biotech shrinks ag’s ecological impact, increased farm income $167 billion | Genetic Literacy Project

Genetic modification has had a dramatic impact on crop production, agricultural sustainability and the economics of farming, in the 26 countries growing major staple crops, according to a new study.

Source: 20-year GMO report card: Biotech shrinks ag’s ecological impact, increased farm income $167 billion | Genetic Literacy Project